STOP Telemarketers Dead In Their Tracks

Written by Jim Edwards

Picture this: you're sitting down to a quiet meal with your family one evening.

Just as you reach forrepparttar mashed potatoesrepparttar 113512 phone rings.

It might be your mother calling with news onrepparttar 113513 upcoming family reunion, so you make a mad dash forrepparttar 113514 phone just in time to catch it beforerepparttar 113515 answering machine picks up.

As you wipe mashed potatoes offrepparttar 113516 front of your best shirt you hear an unfamiliar voice onrepparttar 113517 line start pitching you about aluminum siding.

You've just experienced what many call "telemarketer hell!"

But, thanks to a new service offered byrepparttar 113518 FTC (Federal Trade Commission), this little scenario should happen much less often inrepparttar 113519 coming year.

Telemarketers may finally face a law they can't bypass when it comes to calling consumers onrepparttar 113520 phone to solicit business.

By harnessingrepparttar 113521 power ofrepparttar 113522 Internet to eliminate layers of paperwork and delays,repparttar 113523 FTC createdrepparttar 113524 "National Do Not Call" registry where consumers can register not to receive unsolicited sales calls.

Thoughrepparttar 113525 law exempts certain political, charitable and other organizations, it does cover professional tele- marketing companies and those calling on behalf of those organizations.

Afterrepparttar 113526 plan gets fully implemented in October 2003, any company found violatingrepparttar 113527 law will face fines of up to $11,000 per call.

Despiterepparttar 113528 factrepparttar 113529 registry does not eliminate all unsolicited calls, it does seem a wise move to sign up (unless you enjoy chatting with telemarketers over your mashed potatoes).

Socialism and Capitalism in the United States.

Written by Ronald Munro

5/10/2002 Socialism and Capitalism inrepparttar United States.

This final paper is on experiences with socialism and capitalism inrepparttar 113511 United States and will draw on many ofrepparttar 113512 other aspects of business history we learned this term. Now as we all knowrepparttar 113513 United States is considered a capitalistic country. So one would question how could a capitalistic country have socialism within its own borders?

During week one our objective study was to understand several key problem areas ofrepparttar 113514 world. One ofrepparttar 113515 main issues of learning during that week addressed wasrepparttar 113516 difference between capitalism and socialism. For this I used a different approach than what was normally expected. Instead of going withrepparttar 113517 classical approach of using other countries like Russia to show socialism; I used something closer to home, Native American Tribes residing inrepparttar 113518 United States.

I found an article inrepparttar 113519 Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indian’s newspaper on its election process and used it to write my own paper showing how even withinrepparttar 113520 borders ofrepparttar 113521 United States you could find socialism being actively practiced by Native American Tribes.

I completely showed how a Native American Tribe could use sovereign immunity to protect its socialistic ways, which goes againstrepparttar 113522 United States Constitution even though it is housed inrepparttar 113523 same physical boundaries of this country, which uses a capitalistic approach to its government. To beginrepparttar 113524 next part is a summary ofrepparttar 113525 article on elections fromrepparttar 113526 Sault Tribe newspaper.

Source: Sault Tribe News March 2002 edition Title: Election committee ensures fair process

The main title ofrepparttar 113527 article was Election committee ensures fair process. The article starts out explaining that over 17,000 notices ofrepparttar 113528 election were recently sent out, which explainsrepparttar 113529 election process to members. The election committee consisting of 13 members overseesrepparttar 113530 entire election process. Currently there is one seat open for appointment. They meet a few times duringrepparttar 113531 non-election years and asrepparttar 113532 elections draw nearrepparttar 113533 amount of meetings increase. They serve 4 years terms and try to ensure a fair election process. “They come in all shapes, sizes and ages onrepparttar 113534 committee.” Said Chairperson Lori Jump.

The committee is always looking for volunteers to help them with all of their work, such as mailing and counting ballots. Last election ballot returns were up 64%. The committee hopes to increase this to even greater numbers inrepparttar 113535 future. The committee is also responsible for checking personal financial information and doing criminal checks on all candidates. After each electionrepparttar 113536 committee gets together to brainstorm to see what went right or wrong and how it can be fixed or made better. One current idearepparttar 113537 committee is looking into to present torepparttar 113538 Main Board is electronic balloting, which will speed uprepparttar 113539 counting process considerably.

The final section ofrepparttar 113540 article again ask for volunteers and gives a little more description onrepparttar 113541 workrepparttar 113542 committee does. They register voters, prepare a list of eligible voters, prepare and send out ballots, prepare and post a list of eligible candidates, account for all returning ballots and count them and inrepparttar 113543 event of a tierepparttar 113544 committee decidesrepparttar 113545 election by drawing lots.

First of all this paper travels all overrepparttar 113546 United States. I feelrepparttar 113547 article itself was written poorly and evenrepparttar 113548 comment ofrepparttar 113549 chairperson is odd. Now whatrepparttar 113550 article does not tell you is that it isrepparttar 113551 current Board of Directors who appoints these people to their terms notrepparttar 113552 members ofrepparttar 113553 Tribe. If they fail to followrepparttar 113554 Boards directives they find themselves replaced with people who will comply withrepparttar 113555 Chairman ofrepparttar 113556 Board of Directors. You can see how this looks very socialistic.

I really likedrepparttar 113557 title ofrepparttar 113558 article Election committee ensures fair process. Yet inrepparttar 113559 entire article it did not mention what they do to make things fair. Why? Could it berepparttar 113560 Government at hand does not want a fair election, but wishes you to think that it actually does have one? Also during election timerepparttar 113561 incumbents try to tell you how much they have helpedrepparttar 113562 Tribe and how great things are. While they each have large incomes andrepparttar 113563 majority ofrepparttar 113564 tribal members live belowrepparttar 113565 national poverty level.

The Board of Directors andrepparttar 113566 Chairman also control what is printed in that newspaper. There is no such thing as freedom ofrepparttar 113567 press and if you try to raise a fight against these ideas you could be labeled as a dissident or if you try to take them to a real court to fight for your rights as a United States citizen or if any group or part ofrepparttar 113568 U.S. Government tries to go against them or charge them with crimes they claim Tribal Sovereignty.

What many ofrepparttar 113569 Native Tribes inrepparttar 113570 United States claim is Tribal Sovereignty or sovereign immunity. This is basically their claim to govern themselves with out outside interference fromrepparttar 113571 United States Government. It is alsorepparttar 113572 claim used to justify that they are in fact their own nation residing inrepparttar 113573 borders ofrepparttar 113574 United States, almost similar to another country having an embassy here. This isrepparttar 113575 simplest way to briefly explain sovereign immunity.

Now we shall get a little more background on Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and their elections since this is an election year for its board. The board consists of twelve elected officials whom are believed to representrepparttar 113576 rest ofrepparttar 113577 members ofrepparttar 113578 Sault Tribe. The Sault owns several businesses though out Michigan. Its main businesses are its seven casinos, one of which was just opened in Detroit.

The Tribe provides several services torepparttar 113579 membership. However membership services are limited to a seven county area inrepparttar 113580 Upper Peninsula, if you live outside of these areas you receive no services. This service area takes care of about 10,000 members out of a total Tribal membership of 30,000.

Now even thoughrepparttar 113581 board is suppose to be makingrepparttar 113582 decisions of what happens withinrepparttar 113583 Tribe and all ofrepparttar 113584 laws and resolutions, it does not quit happen this way, because we have a group that we like to refer to asrepparttar 113585 golden trio. The golden trio actually influences all ofrepparttar 113586 decisions by their blatant conflicts of interest, which will be plain to see in a moment.

The top two positions onrepparttar 113587 board arerepparttar 113588 chairman and vice-chairman. We will start withrepparttar 113589 chairman. The chairman is alsorepparttar 113590 Chief Executive Officer ofrepparttar 113591 new Greektown Casino in Detroit, which is a million dollar a day business. As CEO he reports torepparttar 113592 Tribal Board of Directors, which he isrepparttar 113593 chairman of.

Next we haverepparttar 113594 Director and Deputy Director of Tribal Operations whose job description is to overseerepparttar 113595 day-to-day operations ofrepparttar 113596 Tribe’s governmental and membership services and programs. The first of those two isrepparttar 113597 Vice-Chairman whom is alsorepparttar 113598 Deputy Executive Director of Tribal Operations and again reports back torepparttar 113599 Tribal Board. Then we haverepparttar 113600 Executive Director of Tribal Operations, which isrepparttar 113601 boss ofrepparttar 113602 Assistant Executive Director of Tribal operations and all ofrepparttar 113603 Tribal employees and is also another Board member reporting back torepparttar 113604 other Board members and himself.

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